Charles Villet Clears the Final Hurdle

With all the check boxes ticked and three years of sweat and very hard work and a solid performance at the 2nd OG Qualifying Event held last week in Turkey, South African Wrestling Federation’s number one referee, secured his ticket to Rio 2016 last night, when United World Wrestling published their final list of Referees […]

Erasmus eliminated at Olympic qualifier in Turkey

By Mark Etheridge For the second consecutive Olympic Games, South Africa will have no wrestling representation in Rio de Janeiro later this year. That’s after Martin Erasmus was beaten at the qualifying event in Istanbul, Turkey at the weekend. The Brakpan grappler needed to win gold or silver in his 86-97kg division at the qualifying […]


Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace. To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly. The adoption […]

Carnival City to Host SA Presidents and Master Championships

The South African Wrestling Federation, in partnership with Carnival City Events, is proud to announce the hosting of the 2016 Presidents and Veteran’s South African Wrestling Championships at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City. The championship will take place from the 28th till the 30th of April 2016 and promises to attract the best wrestlers […]

Martin Erasmus Keeping SA Wreslting’s Olimpic Dream Alive!

Our Senior Wrestlers took part at the Continental Championships in Alexandria, Egypt from the 4th to the 6th of March 2016.   Marin Erasmus, made every South African Wrestling fan extremely proud when he managed to win silver in the 86-97kg Freestyl Senior division, in what can only be described as a battle of the […]

SAWF Mourn the Death of Eshwin Klaasen

ESHWIN ELMIRO KLAASEN BORN: 4 JANUARY 1993 DIED: 6 FEBRUARY 2016 Eshwin started wrestling for Olympians in 2005 while he was still in Primary School.  He lived with his mother and 3 brothers in Fisantekraal.  He was the second eldest son.  When finishing Primary School he moved on to Scottsdene High School. He had a […]

SAWF Announce New Member Management System

The SAWF Executive has decided that to continue the process of improving the management and data handling of the Federation the current eTMS system is being expanded to include a member management system, called eMMS, to replace SAMS. eMMS will also integrate fully with eTMS which will allow seamless management on all levels within the […]

Living his dream!

South African Wrestling Referee, Charles Villet has always had one dream: to one day be a referee who adjudicates wrestling matches at the Olympic Games. We are all proud to announce that Mr. Villet's dream is about to become a reality!  Charles received the news of his inclusion into this prestigious group last night, when United World […]

Greco Roman Wrestlers Show Off Their Mettle in Brazzaville

Four of our senior wrestlers took to the mat yesterday at the 11th All African Games in Brazzaville. The competitions got off on a rocky start, after the start was delayed by nine hours, but once it started there was nothing but fireworks on the mat.  With some top notch wresters, including Tarek Aziz Benaissa from […]